Joyce Luetta Hickey Redding Interview, February 17, 1978


Joyce Luetta Redding


May Vallance



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Joyce Redding discusses what brought her family to Montana in the late 1800s. She recalls her father’s interest in mining took the family to Butte before moving back to the Bitterroot Valley. Redding describes the specific mines her father worked in as well as his chronic poor health that resulted. She discusses the outbreaks of spotted fever in the valley, touching briefly on each individual she knew who was affected. Redding speaks about the families both at the school she attended and the schools where she taught. She recalls moving to different schools in Montana frequently at the beginning of her teaching career, until she found a school where she decided to stay for 30 years.


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Document Type

Oral History


Bitterroot Valley, Montana; Hamilton, Montana; Upper Burnt Fork School; Education, Montana; Schoolhouses, rural; Chief Joseph (circa 1840-1904); Mining, Montana; Pleasant View School; Fergus County, Montana; Spotted fever

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

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Original Collection

Bitterroot Historical Society Oral History Project, OH 120, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 120-006a

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (60 min.) analog + 1 transcript (5 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:14:51 minutes

Local Filename

OH_120_006_a.mp3; OH_120_006_a.pdf

Joyce Luetta Hickey Redding Interview, February 17, 1978